Marching band shop in Glasgow . Parent company established 1987 and now has showroom at the Glasgow premises in Dundas Street. We stock accessories such as belts, boots,hats, flute pouches, flags, flag poles and hackles.
See our selection of band hats
Parade boots for bands
Marching bands are part of the United Kingdom Culture and they can be seen at parades, large gatherings, Competitions, Military parades such as the Edinburgh Festivals, Changing or the Guard, and Mayday celebrations. In Northern Ireland and Scotland there are large parades by the Orange Order and many pipe band championships taking place In The United Kingdom, marching bands are mainly flute bands. Pipe bands and brass bands. At the marching band shop, we cater for all these organisations and supply band uniforms and accessories to them. Marching bands go way back in time and the military used instruments to signal the troop's commands and orders. Historians say that the marching bands go back to the 13th century, but it is known that the Egyptians and Romans used bands although different to what we would call a marching band.
Instruments & Traditions, Brass Bands
A brass band is a band using brass instruments with a percussion mix. This is the tradition in the UK but other countries can have a mixture of other woodwind instruments. There is usually around 28 musicians in the band but can be much smaller.Most of the instruments are of a conical bore type, excluding the trombones. This gives the brass band in the UK its clear mellow sound.Brass bands have traditions going back for years with great rivalry between bands, with competitions being held annually, these are from communities and industry based. Brass bands are not as popular as they once were and in the 1930's there were over 20,000 bands in the United Kingdom, although the exact number is not really known. Brass bands are still popular in northern towns in England and mostly came from the Mining communities
We have high quality fully embroidered flags. These masterpieces are embroidered both sides and come with a gold or silver fringe. We can help with the design and proofs of work are sent to you for approval before work begins.
We have a large variety of shoulder cords for you to choose from or we can make cords to your colours. A minimum of 40 cords for custom design.
The peaked cap, used by bands and the military is a cap worn by the Military all over the world. Not only, is it used by the military but many organisations and bands. Almost all organisations with a uniform use this type of cap. In days gone by this was a leather cap but in the 21st century it is made from a variety of modern fabrics and the price has come down to match production methods.
It can be made in different colours with large and small peaks, with badges and without. A very popular addition is the piping that can be set into the cap around the top and made to match the colour of the hat band.
It is thought that the peaked cap came from North European countries and it started to become fashionable with the officers in the Russian army. Being much lighter than the shakos type of hats it was readily accepted and the heavy hats became less popular. The US Army trialed the caps during the Mexican wars and the British started using them from 1901 to 1902.
You can see a wide variety of marching band supplies at our shop in Glasgow. if we do not have it in stock we can customise and make it for you.We have been making band equipment for over 25 years and many happy customers.
Contact us at ADVENTURE1, 38 DUNDAS STREET,GLASGOW,G1 2AQ TEL 0141 353 3788
Marching band shop in Glasgow selling supplies such as boots, hats,flagpoles, flags, parade belts, hackles and made to order supplies for all groups such as Scouts, military associations, Cadets veterans regiments, religous groups and orange marching bands.